An ABAWD (or Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents) is a person between 18 and 49 years of age with no dependents or disability. Under the ABAWD Time Limit rule, in order to qualify for SNAP benefits, ABAWDs must work for at least 80 hours a month (or else have their benefits limited to only 3 months in a 36-month period).
Currently, 100 counties in Illinois qualify for waivers to the ABAWD Time Limit. Under proposed changes to ABAWD Time Limit Waivers, only 4 counties in Illinois will qualify for waivers – jeopardizing the SNAP benefits of over 100,000 Illinoisans.
Check out this training by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law to learn how to navigate and mitigate the impact that changes to the ABAWD Time Limit may have on your clients.